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Why I Thought About Murdering My NBA Coach (And Why I Didn't Do It)

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SPENCER HAYWOOD
BOSTON - JANUARAY 19: Spencer Haywood #24 of the Seattle Supersonics grabs the rebound against the Boston Celtics on January 19, 1973 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1973 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images) | Dick Raphael via Getty Images
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Spencer Haywood, aka Weedie, aka Driftwood, had one of the most significant and controversial careers in professional basketball history, with a landmark Supreme Court victory at one end and a druggy, nearly violent washout at the other. His legacy is still very much in dispute. Last year,

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